ENGINEERS SHOULD MAKE GOOD HUSBANDS John A. Gurklls, 9/8/43 -2- SUMIJIARY: In this paper I have attempted to discuss briefly in a light vein aome of the outstanding characteristics and qualities of engineers which would make them very de- sirable husbands. -3- EHGIKEERS SHOULD MKE GOOD HUSBANDS Engineers should make very good husbands. Such B.n outright statement might not seem Justified at first j but there will "be presented sufficient reasons as to why engineers should make good marital mates. One of the prime requisites to being a good husband Is the wise and careful selection of a wife to whom one would like to be good. An engineer is supposed to be a man with considerable foresight j therefore, he should make ample plans for the future. An engineer is well aware of and also highly ap- preciative of beauty in all its forms. In the design of structures and machinery the engineer seeks curwes, and he is a marvel when it comes to Juggling figures. Since he con- stantly uses a slide rule, he likes well rounded figures. In designing there is a certain aesthetic quality the engineer seeks. This also holds true in the selection of a mate. In choosing a wife, the engineer will consider the subject from all possible angles. He will also consider the strength and durability of the product. Since engineers are usually well traveled young men, they will not be easily detoured or derailed before reaching their objective. They have the determination and the perslstance necessary for the attainment of their goal. -4- After having successfully chosen a wife, one has completed the first stage. Now comes the second stage. Think of little Junior, who Inevitably creeps Into the picture. He will like very much to have as a companion, a father, who could help him with his toy electric train or else help him build a wagon or scooter. Think of what a convenience it can be for a wife to have around the home a man, who can fix the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, or even do a little plumbing. Chemical engineers might be said to make the best type of mates, because they have all had lessons in the domestic sciences when they were taking courses in the various chemistries i Therefore, they should be well in a position to take over and keep the home fires burning when something might happen to the wife. Engineers usually get around considerably and are as a rule good mixers, A little convention of the boys now and then in some distant city usually stirs up the anxiety and imagination of the wife who was left behind. This anx- iety should have a desirable effect, as it will tend to make the wife more attentive and more considerate of her husband. However, many of the conventions are so arranged that they take into consideration the wives and plan their programs in such a manner as to provide activities for both the en- gineers and their wives. Possessing fairly good memories, engineers are more apt to be capable of keeping anniversary dates straight in their minds. Therefore, they will remember the little -E- glft or boquet of roses for their wives on these special occasions. These small r erne mbe ranees mean so much to the wives and they go a long way in the preservation of marital bliss. In his dealings with stresses and strains the engineer knows fully well that relations csn not be strained too far before a snap will come; so that at all times he will employ the usual safety fector. And should the time ever come when relations might be slightly strained, who better than an^engineer would know how to design a suitable "Dog House" in which he m^ight comfortably abide until the storm had passed. However, due to his creative genius, the engineer should be capable of cresting some of the most unique and convincing of alibis with which he would be able to keep the wife perfectly at ease. Thus briefly there has been presented a discussion on the potential possibilities of engineers as marital mates. On the basis of the reasoning and the derived deductions employed in this paper. It can be concluded that engineers do make very good husbands. -6- BIBLIOGRAPHY No bibliography is necessary as the material presented was entirely original.